Count Every Hero works to:
Protect national security.
- In November 2022, Count Every Hero co-chairs published an op-ed in Military Times in support of the Electoral Count Act, which Congress passed and the president signed into law in December.
- In October 2022, Count Every Hero co-chairs filed an amicus brief in Moore v. Harper to urge the Supreme Court to reject the independent state legislature theory, which advocates a profoundly destabilizing and undemocratic approach to election administration. In a victory for democracy, the Court soundly rejected the theory in June 2023.
“Ensuring an accurate electoral vote count is essential to the peaceful transfer of power and American national security. It will demonstrate to the world that despite their differences, our elected leaders are able to come together for the good of our republic.”
Promote civic and electoral participation.
- In 2022, Count Every Hero joined a coalition that recruited over 63,000 volunteer pollworkers from the veteran and military community to increase confidence in our elections and establish a community of veteran and military pollworkers that is prepared to support future elections.
- In May 2021, CEH announced its support for the For the People Act in an op-ed in Military Times.
Advocate for our current and former servicemembers and their families.
- In October 2020, Count Every Hero published the report, Military Voting in All 50 States, which reviewed states’ standards for military ballots and advocated for the importance of counting these ballots.
- In addition to other public advocacy work in the lead-up to the election, Count Every Hero held a press call to stress the need to count military ballots in October 2020.
“We count on our service members to defend our nation, so we owe it to them to count their ballots.”